'Saved by the Baby': The title of Mario Lopez's new reality show has blown my mind.

mario-lopez-mazzaImage Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.comA new VH1 reality show will take viewers into the life of new father and former Saved By the Beller Mario Lopez “from the hottest parties to the dirtiest diapers,” according to a press release. (Funny, I never considered those two thingsĀ  mutually exclusive.)

The Extra host and his girlfriend Courtney Mazza (a dancer he met while performing in A Chorus Line.) welcomed a baby girl, Gia Francesca, in September. The show, full title Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby, will follow their journey as new parents and Lopez’s quest to show off his bulging biceps as often as possible. That’s not a complaint.

It appears my calendar is frighteningly clear the night of the Nov. 1 premiere, so for that reason and that reason only, I’ll give the show one episode to wow me. (It honestly has nothing to do with the fact that I can’t let the past go. Nothing at all.)

Who else is in, PopWatchers? If you plan on watching, is it for nostalgia or because you think this show has promise? Most importantly, do you think Lopez refers to his girlfriend as “Mama”?

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  • Elizabeth

    Scott Baio 2.0?

  • Karate Pants

    “Couples” reality shows are just the worst. If there isn’t some sort of competition, it’s really just watching somebody else living their lives for an hour a week. I don’t understand the appeal.

    • FromChicago

      Each couple that’s made a reality show has divorced…there’s a statistic on it…from the Bachelor to Jessica Simpson and so on….there’s a rumor that Kourtney and Lamar are not getting along. Whenever you put the camera in your home, it’s basically putting it in your bedroom. No good can come from that.
      and who the heck decides to let the world see what they do each waking moment? It’s voyeurism…but they’re getting lots of money for it.

      • Pan

        Actually Trista from the Bachelorette is still married to the husband she picked on the show. So it’s not 100%.

      • Youreadouchebag

        Dude, get your facts straight. Trista & Ryan as pointed out by another and…Kourtney isn’t even married to Lamar, it’s Khloe.

    • Deanna

      Hey Karate Pants!!!
      I haven’t seen a post from you since Mad Men. Ohhhh how I miss that show. Nothing else even compares:-/
      How much longer to we have to wait for season 5?
      Good to see your name out there again;-)

  • jodipo

    you know, this is the guy Taylor Lautner reminds me of. Pretty teenage boy who ends up being a running joke as an adult

  • Kristen

    I wish I could say I wasn’t going to watch this, but Mario Lopez is one hot man.

  • SLB

    Do we really need to have a reality show for every D-list celebrity that get’s married or has a baby? Another show i won’t be wasting my time with.

  • gigi

    “Saved by the Baby”…uh how lame is that…I mean really. *Looks over shoulder…co-worker is gone* I am soooo gonna watch this show!!

  • laura

    Poor baby .. with this kind of dad … ouch!

  • Amy

    Am I the only person who thinks Mario Lopez is not THAT attractive?

    • jessicat

      Nope, I don’t. Used to, but his attractiveness decreased in direct proportion to his ego and corniness. Saw him on a recent episode of the Antonio Treatment and he was way too fricking hyper and “on”. Yucko!

    • ‘k

      I don’t find him that appealing either. I think maybe his attractiveness is of the too obvious kind for my taste. But, to each his own. I don’t get the whole George Clooney thing either.

      • Sarah D

        George Clooney is totally hot and Mario is NOT! It has to do with charm and not thinking you’re God’s gift to women. Mario is just so hyper and cheezy.

  • tonya

    sorry, I have to watch my hair every night that show is on

  • anonymous

    the man is a rapist.
    he gets not one penny from me.

    • kt

      what?! did i miss a story here? you can’t make a statement like that and not back it up!

  • Anastasia

    No, he calls her Mazza which in my opinion is even WORSE than Momma! I’d smack him if I were her. What will happen if they ever do get married??

    And this is coming from a person that actually does like him, believe it or not!

  • Crystal Doll

    Congrats Mario on your new baby girl & new coming show!:) I loved watching ” Saved By the Bell” back in the day, when I was a kid. I still watch it when I can.I go back & forth w/”Pet Star” & “Saved By the Bell”.:D I love the Pet Star show!! I think there is just such amazing tricks that animals can do! so many things they can do, & so many different animals on there I never would have thought you could ever train to do some of the things they do, or anything. I thought a lot of them were so cute!Good Luck as a new Father/parent!!:)

  • Barb

    I would only hope he does not referre to Courtney as mama (even Mazza). I hate when I hear couples call the other “momma” or “daddy”. That is what their kids should call them, not someone who is husband and wife. I used to like Mario also when he did Pet Star. I think now his ego is in the way and he thinks he is “it”. I wonder how the baby can even have his last name since he and Courtney are not married.

  • Justin

    Not saying I agree, but he used to call ‘Jesse’ “mama” all the time on Saved by the Bell. No one ever said anything about it then. I know fact from fiction..but still.

  • Sarah D

    Will someone please explain to me why the issue of marriage or even an engagement hasn’t even come up?! I watched the whole episode and all I saw was Mario acting a hyper, self-absorbed kid. His mom and his girlfriend’s mom were both there wearing their big cross necklaces which makes me think they come from somewhat religious families. I could care less if two people want to live together but when you bring a baby into the world, it’s time to grow up and make it legit.

    • Kristi

      Good point, Sarah D.. I could actually tell in the interviews that Mazza seems disappointed and maybe even a little bitter that he hasn’t even asked her to marry him at least for the baby’s sake. I mean you hear Mario saying, “I love you” to his girlfriend throughout the whole show, so why wouldn’t he at least get engaged before the baby is born. Just sayin…

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